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Connecting, sharing knowledge, and applying innovations to improve services


The International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) and the International Initiative for Disability Leadership (IIDL) are international learning collaboratives for mental health, addiction and disability leaders.

IIMHL and IIDL help leaders connect, share knowledge, and apply innovations to improve services. IIMHL and IIDL are government-funded initiatives.

New Zealand's involvement in IIMHL

Nine countries participate in IIMHL: New Zealand, USA, England, Scotland, Republic of Ireland, Canada, Sweden, The Netherlands and Australia.

New Zealand is a founding member of IIMHL. Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health represents New Zealand for planning, liaison and evaluation for IIMHL.

How to join

There is no cost to join IIMHL or IIDL.

You can join if you are employed in a leadership role and you are endorsed by your employer or sponsoring organisation, or if you are acknowledged by the sector as having leadership responsibilities. Leadership roles can range from CEO through to Māori leaders, Pacific leaders, clinicians or consumers or family members who work in advocacy roles with leadership responsibilities in services

Get in touch

Get in touch with for queries about IIMHL and IIDL in New Zealand.